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May 16, 2013 - CISAC In the News

Sagan praises Kenneth Waltz's legacy on nuclear debate

Appeared in Foreign Policy, May 15, 2013

Scott Sagan, in this piece for Foreign Policy, remembers his longtime friend and colleague Kenneth Waltz. The world-renowned international relations theorist passed away on May 13. Sagan praised his work, noting that the realist perspective on the stabilizing effects of nuclear weapons struck a chord with international experts and strategists, even though his views were not popular in the United States. Sagan and Waltz published three editions of their popular debate book about the spread of nuclear weapons, "The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: An Enduring Debate."

Topics: Foreign policy | Nuclear safety and security | U.S. foreign policy